Proposition 65 Warnings Have Changed! Are You Prepared?

California is making changes to the Proposition 65 Clear and Reasonable Warnings

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On September 2, 2016, California adopted a final rule amending Title 27, Article 6 of the California Code of Regulations. In the amendment, California has adopted the following changes to § 25603. The changes allow for some flexibility in labeling.

WHMIS GHS Transition Period

Transition phase deadlines

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The first phase of the WHMIS GHS transition period is coming to an end June 2017. By June 1, 2017, manufacturers and importers must be compliant with the new HPR regulation. Distributors will have until June 1, 2018 to comply with the new regulation and employers will have until December 1, 2018.


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With few exceptions, hazardous materials shipping papers are required to include a telephone number where emergency responders can obtain product-specific information in the event of an incident during transportation. This number may connect directly to either the initial shipper/offerer of the material or to a contract Emergency Response Information Provider (ERI). The number must be that of a person who is either knowledgeable of the hazardous material and has comprehensive emergency response and incident mitigation information for that material or has immediate access to a person who possesses such knowledge and information.